Saturday, September 11, 2010
Dear Ladies of TJ,
Today was a most inspiring day today.
Several of us attended the Lee District Leadership Workshop and what fun we had! There were so many wonderful ideas for fund raising, for Arts projects, conservation, international affairs and so forth. My dining room table is covered in brochures, handouts, sticky notes and email addresses for new friends. I got the "official" skinny on my presidential duties, and dutifully accepted the handouts on parlimentary procedure. And I thought I just got to bang that gavel with gusto! Nope. We will be observing and learning together the formal rules that help us get along, and get things done.
After the workshop we had a delicious luncheon at Homemades by Suzanne as we sat by the railroad tracks and watched the trains go by. Ashland is truly a beautiful, welcoming little town and it was a pleasure to sit with my fellow clubmembers and visit like ladies who lunch. : )
TJ got some accolades today, too. Our facebook page and blogsite were held up as examples of how to socially connect, when a website just is too much.
Isn't that what our club is about? Making new friends, taking the time to post a comment or say something encouraging to a member, and join together in making the world a better place. Facebook is proof that people are "viral". We all love to be connected and know each other. I for one welcome technology into the world of GFWC. I say, spread the love!
Remember our first meeting is Monday, 9/13 at 7:15. New members, please come at 6:30 for a light dinner and orientation. We've got much to teach you!
All the best,
Abby Magruder, President
Thomas Jefferson Junior Woman's Club
at 7:10 PM